APWU: Extension of COVID-19 MOUs

Over the recent weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has raged across the country. Overall cases across the US have increased. The percentage of positives tests are increasing, and it was recently announced the overall COVID-19 caused death rate has increased. In many areas, COVID-19 cases are spiking to all-time highs—higher than even the worst of the…

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APWU Offers Help for COVID OWCP Claims

From the Office of President Mark Dimondstein 1300 L Street NW Washington, DC 20005 July 7, 2020 To: All National Officers, State and Local Presidents Re: COVID OWCP Guidance Sisters and Brothers: The work done by postal workers in this challenging time of pandemic has played a major role in keeping the country connected. But…

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NPMHU: COVID-19 Test Kits in the Mail

USPS Issues Mandatory Stand Up Talk July 8, 2020 (pdf) Please find linked above, a copy of the above reference document from the Postal Service regarding COVID-19 test kits in the mail. According to the Postal Service, they have partnered with several manufacturers, vendors, and laboratories to ship virus and vaccine test kits to a…

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FEEA: COVID Assistance for Postal Workers

Via Joyce Warner, Executive Director, Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund: Greetings, I hope you, your loved ones, and colleagues are well. I’m writing to update you on the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund’s (FEEA) ongoing programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. First, we have introduced a free cloth mask distribution program for…

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USPS: Staying safe during hot weather

The Postal Service wants employees to stay safe during hot weather. You should hydrate before, during and after work, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Research shows you should drink at least 8 ounces of water every 20 minutes. Dressing appropriately for the weather is important, too. On warm days, wear light-colored, loose-fitting and breathable…

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Thousands of OSHA investigations already closed during COVID-19 pandemic

By Matt Flener – July 1, 2020 KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Thousands of investigations into working conditions across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic are getting quietly closed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, after complaints of working conditions by employees and the public. What’s left unexplained is why those investigations…

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USPS reminds employees face coverings, social distancing required

The Postal Service is reminding employees to continue to practice social distancing and to wear face coverings to protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. Employees must always maintain safe distancing of at least 6 feet apart from others when entering, exiting or working at any USPS facility, including Post Offices; processing plants; area and district…

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USPS Releases Dog Attack National Rankings

June 11, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC — The number of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees attacked by dogs nationwide fell to 5,803 in 2019 — more than 200 fewer than in 2018 and more than 400 fewer since 2017. Today, USPS highlights technology that helps reduce potential attacks, while releasing its annual list of cities with…

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